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Alastair

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Nice to see them scraping clean the frames and the boxes, which is how it was done when I worked in an extracting room. Unfortunately the people who do my extracting now just bang them through, no effort to scrape anything.

Actually it depends on who is in the extracting room, there was one or two conscientous guys who did take the trouble.
 
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Nice to see them scraping clean the frames and the boxes, which is how it was done when I worked in an extracting room. Unfortunately the people who do my extracting now just bang them through, no effort to scrape anything.

Actually it depends on who is in the extracting room, there was one or two conscientous guys who did take the trouble.
also some beekeepers complain if you scrap their wax off
 
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I was interested to watch the hot knife uncappers.
We run a Penrose uncapper with the similar hot knives ..... and am always frustrated that the knives leave an 8mm strip just below the top bar which needs a manual scrape.
Some sort of tweeking needed in the set up .....?
 

Alastair

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We are all smaller beekeepers so perhaps don't know how big the corporates are. But I have never seen anything that big.

Bear in mind that with the non thixotrophic honey they are dealing with they can use radial honey extractors , but here with the emphasis on manuka we mostly use tangential extractors which slows the process a lot.
 
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